Averil Ives

Island in the Dawn

Felicity leaves for the beautiful Menzies Island in the Caribbean with Cassandra Wood, who has come to visit his uncle. The property is now inhabited by Paul Halloran, a former conductor who almost lost his vision in an accident a few years earlier. Cassandra makes it clear that she wants Paul, this enigmatic musician, to herself. Hence Felicity is uncomfortable with her own, growing feelings for Paul. Yet it seems that chance could well be on her side this time… The memorable love story written by Averil Ives, a pseudonym of romance writer Ida Pollock, dates back to the 20th century.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.

Averil Ives is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 — 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.

Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the “world's oldest novelist” who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.

On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members.

Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.
197 printed pages
Original publication
Saga Egmont



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